Product Type: Dr. Nick Lowe body care
Newest Review: ... packaged in a white box with a lime green stripe at the bottom, which has the Dr. Nick Lowe branding on it. Inside the box the gel is in ... more
Dr. Nick Lowe I wanted to like you, maybe in another life I will
Dr Nick Lowe Spot Gel
Member Name: prettypolly40
Dr Nick Lowe Spot Gel
Advantages: Packed with great ingredients, feels moisturising, light gel texture, protects skin with light film
Disadvantages: Takes a long time to clear a blemish if at all, price for some,
I have mentioned before in my reviews about my troublesome skin. I have gone through all my teens and early adult life without a hitch. Yes I had the odd breakout but that was it, an odd break out. When I had my daughter at 26 this is when my skin went into over drive and has never been the same. Mostly due to hormones, to which I was told my doctors at the time would subside. Unfortunately this was not to be and I have to put up with troublesome skin.
I have tried a range of different spot treatments before, ranging from Clean and Clear, Neutrogena and Benzoyl Peroxide to name a few, which also irritates me if I use too often. Unfortunately these treatments do not do much for me even if I apply the product a few times a day. I have even tried mixing them to see if it gives the product a bit more punch with no results.
I was on the lookout for a new spot treatment, something with good reviews, something everyone loves and swears by. This is when I came across Dr. Nick Lowe's products.
***About the brand***
Although I have heard of Dr. Nick Lowe before I never really took any notice of him before but after all the great reviews I decided to find out more.
Dr. Nick Lowe is a UK medical graduate with specialist training in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Laser therapy in the USA and UK. Dr. Nick Lowe has over 30 years experience of new treatments, technology and research into skin problems and skin ageing.
Dr. Nick Lowe has also received awards including Gold and Silver Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology.
*** What product did I purchase?***
I decided to purchase Dr. Nick Lowe Spot Gel. This gel is described as the perfect anti-bacterial gel to keep blemishes at bay. This ingredient packed spot gel is all you need for blemish prone skin.
Dr. Nick Lowe advises you can apply this product directly to the spot three to four times a day is required.
***What are the ingredients in this product?***
~ My favourite ingredient Salicylic Acid. Salicylic acid has the ability to penetrate deep into the oil gland that can clog pores.
~ Willow Bark, Tea Tree and Thyme for their anti-bacterial properties
~ Arnica, this is a great anti inflammatory, which helps to soothe blemished skin
~ Vitamins A, C and E
~ Allergen free fragrance
~ All important this product is Non comedogenic
The glossy white oblong box with lime green stripe at the bottom of the box and the lid. Black writing that stands out on the front states Dr. Nick Lowe Dermatologist Spot Gel. Targeted and Instant Action.
The side of the box the ingredients involved in this product can be found you can read a little about Dr. Nick Lowe.
The back you will find how to use, how the ingredients used can help with your skin problems and contact details.
The product itself comes in a 15ml matte white tube that looks clinically clean with a small shiny silver band going across the screw off lid. This product has an expiry of 12 months once opened. Unscrewing the lid you can see a small funnel with a small tip for the right amount of product to be dispensed.
***What does the product look and feel like?***
Squeezing a small amount to the back of my hand I am glad to see the product is clear I can also smell a light medicated scent unlike other spot treatments that may use fragrance to mask the medical smell. Spreading the gel texture over my hand I am glad to see and feel it's very light texture that almost feels moisturising so say it is a spot treatment and spreads far so a small amount is only needed.
More importantly applying the product onto a spot, the product feels light, moisturising, cool feeling, which dries quickly on the skin and dries clear. You are left with a light protective film on the skin and I find mineral makeup can be applied gently over the top without peeling of the treatment.
I find with most spot treatments they are not miracle workers and unfortunately will not work over night, I still find with using this product regular applications are needed and as soon as the spot appears for it to be most effective. However, I also find this product *almost* stops the spot in its tracks from getting bigger. I say almost as it is always not effective at doing this.
I have often applied it before bed and woke up with the product still on my face; however some peeling of the product has occurred due to sleeping.
Due to the product containing Salicylic Acid, the skin can sometimes have a peel effect due to the product penetrating deep into the poor and shredding skin. I have found this not to be the case even with frequent uses throughout the day and days. I also have sensitive skin, especially on my cheeks and this product has not irritated me in anyway.
***Price and availability***
You can purchase this product from www.boots.com for £9.18, other online retailers prices may vary.
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
You would think by the great review above I would say yes would not you? Unfortunately the answer is a no I would not purchase again.
The reason behind this is simply the product doesn't take way or target the blemish as quickly as I would have hoped or am lead to believe. I can use the product on the same blemish for three days and it will still be there until it clears to, which I do not think the product cleared it up instead I think it was my own skin and body that cleared it.
Although this product is not working as great for me I will continue to use the product due to not wasting and because it does have Salicylic Acid even though I do not know the percentage, shame as I had high hopes.
Summary: Two stars due to the product not working like it is claimed it would